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Radical Homosexual Intimidation Cows Chick-fil-A

Gina Miller

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Of all the heads of companies that allow themselves to be intimidated by the militant homosexual campaign, it’s doubly disappointing to see the caving of Chick-fil-A, one of the few, large, American companies that was proudly based on Christian principles. In this case, “fillet” is correct.  Chick-fil-A has no spine.

Earlier this month, a homosexual blog site complained that a Pennsylvania Chick-fil-A franchise location was providing food for a local biblical marriage seminar hosted by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which strongly defends marriage as God intended it to be.   This started a chain reaction in the blogosphere, which led, on January 11th, to the president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, posting a video on their Facebook page defending Chick-fil-A and assuring the world that Chick-fil-A cherishes all people—no matter who they are—and certainly those who come to eat at their restaurants.  Chick-fil-A has long been a target of the anti-Christian homosexual movement, and anti-Christians in general, so it’s no surprise the militant homosexuals pounced on this.

The local Pennsylvania Chick-fil-A store agreed to provide sandwiches and brownies for the Christian marriage seminar—that’s it!  The company’s name originally appeared as a sponsor on the Pennsylvania Family Institute’s website promoting the FamilyLife seminar, because Chick-fil-A is providing the food, but their name has since been removed as a sponsor (I suppose at Chick-fil-A’s request), although they are still providing the food, as agreed.  The marriage seminar has nothing to do with homosexuality.  It is intended for married couples and is about God’s design for marriage and how to make the most of your marriage by following the Bible’s precepts.  According to the Pennsylvania Family Institute’s web page that advertises the event,

“From FamilyLife comes a new video guided event where couples have the opportunity to look at their relationship in a whole new way. Weaving instruction from respected pastors and Bible teachers together with compelling stories, humorous vignettes, man-on-the-street interviews and more, The Art of Marriage will help couples apply what the Bible teaches about marriage in a powerful way. It’s practical, funny and straight to the heart.”

Chik-fil-A chicken strips (Photo credit: Gregg O'Connell)

Well, now, that seminar sounds like a terrible threat to radical homosexuals who are vainly attempting to redefine the definition of marriage!  The truth actually is a threat to those who despise it.  So, of course, Mr. Cathy’s video statement did nothing to ease the flood of wails and screeches from the anti-Christian Left.  Homosexuals vowed boycotts, and a group of young Liberals on campus at Indiana University South Bend went so far as to banish the weekly Wednesday sale of Chick-fil-A sandwiches on their campus.

One senior IU student was quoted as saying,

“Chick-fil-A’s already known as a Christian organization.  So, I’m not really surprised that they would donate to an organization that’s against homosexual values.”

“Homosexual values”?!  If ever there was a term which completely embodies the definition of oxymoron, then that is it.

As the pressure from the radical homosexuals and their fellow leftist travelers mounted, this past Saturday, Dan Cathy released a second, this time written, statement.  In it, he denies the claims that Chick-fil-A is anti-homosexual.  Among other things, Mr. Cathy said,

“Recently, there have been some misleading stories about Chick-fil-A in the media and on the Internet.  As a result, I feel strongly about the need to clarify some things.

In recent weeks, we have been accused of being anti-gay. We have no agenda against anyone.  At the heart and soul of our company, we are a family business that serves and values all people regardless of their beliefs or opinions.  We seek to treat everyone with honor, dignity and respect, and believe in the importance of loving your neighbor as yourself.

We also believe in the need for civility in dialogue with others who may have different beliefs.  While my family and I believe in the Biblical definition of marriage, we love and respect anyone who disagrees.”

Okay; so far, so good.  He goes on to detail Chick-fil-A’s long history of charitable giving and strong support for marriage and families.  He reiterates the foundation of Chick-fil-A’s corporate purpose, which is,

“To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us, and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”

Immediately after saying that, Mr. Cathy goes on to make this head-scratch-inducing statement,

“As a result, we will not champion any political agendas on marriage and family. This decision has been made, and we understand the importance of it.  At the same time, we will continue to offer resources to strengthen marriages and families. To do anything different would be inconsistent with our purpose and belief in Biblical principles.”

So, basically he’s saying we will not support marriage and families, and we will support marriage and families.  How, exactly does that work?  We will, and we won’t.  That reminds me of what Jesus said in Revelation to the church at Laodicia (Revelation 3:15-16),

“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot:  I would rather you were cold or hot.

So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth.”

Those of us on the Christian right are starving, starving, for people in prominent positions, who profess to be Christians, to stand up and boldly proclaim their unwavering support for the truth of God’s Word.  I understand that it’s a difficult position in which business leaders like Mr. Cathy find themselves, but there comes a point where we must stand for the truth, or we will be overrun by the lie.

It will be said that this is a practical money matter.  Mr. Cathy does not want Chick-fil-A’s bottom line to be damaged by this “bad press.”  In reality, which is worse:  to compromise your principles in an attempt to appease the unappeasable, or to stand firm on what you know to be true, even if it means you may lose some dollars in the till?  I say that those who compromise and try to appease evil will end up worse for it.

Just imagine how the Lord would support and bless Chick-fil-A’s business if Mr. Cathy would stand strong, and without hesitation in the face of the rabid screaming of the militant homosexuals, pronounce that while Chick-fil-A treats all its customers with dignity and respect, it still remains that homosexuality is wrong; it’s against God’s design for mankind, and there can be no such thing as “homosexual marriage.”  I would think it would be more likely that Chick-fil-A would be blessed with an increase in sales, because the Lord props up those who stand by His Word.

Instead, Mr. Cathy says that just because one of his franchisees provides support for a seminar about God’s design for marriage, does not mean that Chick-fil-A supports the message of the seminar.  How can he say that, when Chick-fil-A’s whole foundation is supposedly built on the desire to glorify God and to provide strong support for marriage and families?  In his video message, Mr. Cathy said,

“Providing food to these events, or any event, is not an endorsement of the mission, political stance, or motives of this or any other organization.  Any suggestion otherwise is just inaccurate.”

Purely from a business standpoint, that is certainly true.  Many companies provide catering to all manner of events, and the providing of food for an event does not necessarily equal endorsement of the message of the event.  But, my point here is that in this case, the Christian marriage seminar is exactly in line with Chick-fil-A’s mission statement, so why would Mr. Cathy appear to be as waffly as a box of his signature french fries?

It seems that Mr. Cathy has placed his worldly business interests over his Christian principles, and I’m not saying this to condemn Mr. Cathy—by no means!—but to point out how critical it is that we do not give in to fear in the face of evil.  I understand that Mr. Cathy had a very hard decision to make, and I believe he sincerely cares for all people, no matter who or what they may be.  It is never easy to stand up and confidently proclaim truth to a world that despises the truth with a vicious passion.

Mr. Cathy could’ve been a hero for righteousness this week, but he chose to sit this one out.  There will no doubt be even harder tests for him yet to come—yes, and even for all of us who stand on the Word of God.  If Christians don’t aggressively fight the war against the militant homosexual onslaught of our culture, then a day will soon come when none of us, including Mr. Cathy, will be allowed to speak out with the truth, because speaking the truth will be illegal.  Don’t think for a minute that it can’t happen here.

Gina Miller, a native of Texas, is a radio commentator and disc jockey. She also works with her husband installing and repairing residential irrigation systems and doing landscaping on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


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33 Responses to “Radical Homosexual Intimidation Cows Chick-fil-A”

  1. “In reality, which is worse: to compromise your principles in an attempt to appease the unappeasable, or to stand firm on what you know to be true, even if it means you may lose some dollars in the till? I say that those who compromise and try to appease evil will end up worse for it.”

    Amen, Gina. In my opinion, a strong, unwavering, unapologetic stance against homosexuality would boost Chick-Fil-A’s bottom line enormously. You’re right, we are starving for moral, Christian leaders in the business world, and those who have those values (the majority of Americans) will flock to such a business.

    Of course activist homosexuals and other radical Leftists will boycott. So what? They do that anyway because… well… because…. because CFA is closed on Sundays – Horrors!!!! Reading some of the leftist blogs you realize that this is really what is at the bottom of their insane hatred – the Christian world view held by CFA. Any whiff of wholesomeness is the particular object of their enmity.

    Is there any more accurate display of abject evil in this world?

  2. I know that Gina and thisoldspouse feel that if Chich-fil-A stands by it’s mission statement and then also openly denounces homosexuality, that God will provide for them by making sure they have customers and thus will prosper and make money.

    Capitalists and entrepeuneurs think they know better, from experience, not to put their faith in that hope

  3. Brian, I don’t expect you to understand what I’m talking about there. There’s more to what that means than meets your eyes.

  4. Please Gina, I am capable of understanding all what you are saying, but I am just commenting on one aspect that you mentioned .Businesses know that capitalistic enterprises need more than the hope that God will provide for them.

    Despite what Mr. Cathy says in their mission statement, his number one goal is obviously to make a profit ,not proselytize.

    I do think this one local Chick-fil-A was just offering a group of Christians some food for an event and no harm was done to anyone. The homosexual activists are ,to me, scrapping the bottom of the barrel to protest this, but it did force Chick-fil-A to back down and do what most other businesses do. Try and stay out of controversial public discussions if possible.

    Many, many straight Americans don’t object to homosexuals and Mr. Cathy is all too aware of losing that whole market share if he comes out and openly denounces homosexuals.

    Activists are just that. Activists. They are free to think what they want, no matter what side they sit on.

  5. Please Gina, I am capable of understanding all what you are saying, but I am just commenting on one aspect that you mentioned .Businesses know that capitalistic enterprises need more than the hope that God will provide for them.

    Despite what Mr. Cathy says in their mission statement, his number one goal is obviously to make a profit ,not proselytize.

    I do think this one local Chick-fil-A was just offering a group of Christians some food for an event and no harm was done to anyone. The homosexual activists are ,to me, scrapping the bottom of the barrel to protest this, but it did force Chick-fil-A to back down and do what most other businesses do. Try and stay out of controversial public discussions if possible.

    Many, many straight Americans don’t object to homosexuals and Mr. Cathy is all too aware of losing that whole market share if he comes out and openly denounces homosexuals.

    Activists are just that. Activists. They are free to think what they want, no matter what side they sit on.

  6. Please Gina, I am capable of understanding all what you are saying, but I am just commenting on one aspect that you mentioned .Businesses know that capitalistic enterprises need more than the hope that God will provide for them.

    Despite what Mr. Cathy says in their mission statement, his number one goal is obviously to make a profit ,not proselytize.

    I do think this one local Chick-fil-A was just offering a group of Christians some food for an event and no harm was done to anyone. The homosexual activists are ,to me, scrapping the bottom of the barrel to protest this, but it did force Chick-fil-A to back down and do what most other businesses do. Try and stay out of controversial public discussions if possible.

    Many, many straight Americans don’t object to homosexuals and Mr. Cathy is all too aware of losing that whole market share if he comes out and openly denounces homosexuals.

    Activists are just that. Activists. They are free to think what they want, no matter what side they sit on.

  7. I know what you’re saying, Brian. What you don’t believe/understand is my point about the supernatural support and protection that God gives. You don’t take that into account at all. That’s why it’s really no use discussing it with you. You don’t realize that all we have, including the very breath in our lungs, comes from God. He is our provider, whether we acknowledge it or not. Without Him, we have no life to begin with.

    As for providing against all odds for a business that takes a bold stand against evil knowing the possible consequences–He is very much able to provide more than we can ask or imagine. I’ve seen Him do it in my life countless times.

  8. This article is really sad. Homosexuals just want the same rights as we do: visitation rights at hospitals, federal benefits, adoption, etc.. They are living as unequal human beings. I commend homosexuals for standing up for their beliefs.

  9. Believe me, I do understand how you feel about supernatural support and protection from God. I am quite happy that you embrace that belief.

    I also know that you have seen many times where God has provided much more than can be imagined. All I am saying is that even staunch Christian businessmen like Mr. Cathy can’t and don’t depend on that happening.

    Personally, we have a new Chick-fil-A opening about three blocks from us and I don’t care what the owners beliefs are, as long as the chicken sandwiches stay the same !

  10. …even staunch Christian businessmen like Mr. Cathy can’t and don’t depend on that happening.”
    There’s where you and I will forever disagree.
    And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
    Even when bad things happen, good will somehow come out of them.

  11. Homosexuals are not “living as unequal human beings.” They not only have all the rights that every other American has, they even has “special protected status” with “hate crimes” legislation–meaning that if someone assaults me, and someone assaults a homosexual, the punishment for the assault on the homosexual will be more severe than the punishment for the assault on me. That’s the only “inequality” in this whole deal.

  12. You either misread my post, or you’re sadly jaded by the immoral behavior and impulses that you’ve been convinced that you are a slave to. My castigation is toward the insane – yes, insane – activists who would attack – yes, attack – a business which adheres to Christian, established, overwhelmingly accepted principles. If you agree with this insanity, you may be too far gone to talk out if it, without some miraculous move of the Holy Spirit in your life.

    And you’re not a Republican if you are not conservative. The willing embrace of homosexuality is not conservative – and it’s definitely not Christian.

  13. It’s tough to have a business and try to be fair with all when your beliefs differ from some. In my business, I’d rather not know what anyone’s sexual preference is or be asked how I believe. I do have several gay customers and the subject never comes up. If it did, knowing me like I do, I would most likely tell them that their lifestyle is not in line with the will of God. Most of these people could live a life without sex all together, which is what I believe I would do if I were in their shoes.
    But by and by, I am in business to make a profit. I even have to service houses for drug addicts who are actively using drugs. I don’t realize it until I’m halfway through with a job most times. But you can rest assured I’m going to take their money. I don’t think it hurts business to differ in the way we believe. Chick fil a wouldn’t hurt finacially if they made a huge statement against homosexuality. These people would still crave those wonderful sandwiches. I’m not sure if God would un bless them either. I think they are so blessed already.
    They are certainly trying not to fall to one side or the other from what I’m hearing. Sounds like they are not for being homo really, but want their business…..best some businesses leave their beliefs out of the public eye.

  14. Homosexuals just want the same rights as we do…

    No, they don’t. Don’t come spewing that tired old lie and expect thinking people to swallow it. It has never been true, and the recent exponential escalation of the
    oppressive hand of homo-activists
    and their sock-puppets in government and the media is ever more evident with every passing year.

    Even if “marriage” were granted to them across the board nationwide, it would not be enough as long as a group of people disapprove and refuse to recognize it. Activist homosexuals want unqualified acceptance, nothing less. And they will destroy anyone who doesn’t offer this at the sodomite altar.

  15. Homosexuals just want the same rights as we do…

    No, they don’t. Don’t come spewing that tired old lie and expect thinking people to swallow it. It has never been true, and the recent exponential escalation of the
    oppressive hand of homo-activists
    and their sock-puppets in government and the media is ever more evident with every passing year.

    Even if “marriage” were granted to them across the board nationwide, it would not be enough as long as a group of people disapprove and refuse to recognize it. Activist homosexuals want unqualified acceptance, nothing less. And they will destroy anyone who doesn’t offer this at the sodomite altar.

  16. That’s just a flat out lie Gina (how Christian of you). Hate crimes covering “sexual orientation” would cover you as a “straight” woman just as well as they cover gays.

    Why is it ok for you as a Christian to lie?

  17. No, it’s NOT a lie, Scott (how very incorrect of you).

    Hate crimes legislation is unconstitutional because it violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment by granting “special protected” status to some people in our society over others. Homosexuality was added to minorities, religious minorities, and others. This is all unconstitutional, and the reality is that homosexuals and Islamists get unequal treatment–meaning better treatment–than other victims of crime.

    You forget that the “hate crimes” legislation was named after a homosexual who was murdered–not because he was a homosexual, but because the perpetrators wanted to rob him.

    http://www.traditionalvalues.org/pdf_files/HateCrimes.pdf

  18. You start out with a breathtakingly false premise. How is anyone being “unfair” by contributing food to a marriage seminar? Isn’t this their right as a private business? Who is harmed by Chick-fil-A doing this? Only an irrational person sees a problem with what they did.

    You are in business to make a profit, yes. But at what cost? Your soul? Losing your priveledge as light and salt in the world.

    Jesus’s words are directed even to the business proprietor – they do not get a pass for the sake of profits.

    I’m not a businessman, but see the inner working from the inside of one. Maybe it’s presumptuous of me, but if I were one, it would be unconscionable for me to sacrifice such ethics for the sake of just making a profit.

  19. Yours is the lie, Scott. And if you’d give any thought of the pretensed objective of “hate crimes” legislation, you would see what a farce it is. To follow your thinking, EVERYONE is a member of some class supposedly protected by “hate crimes” legislation. So now, is every crime a hate crime? If you are black, white (well, maybe not white – silly of me), a man, a woman, young, old, disabled, healthy, sexually normal, sexually perverted, you are now a hate-crime victim if you are assaulted? Please tell me where I’m wrong.

    No, “hate crimes” are merely preferential treatment for certain, politically correct, groups. No conscious person with half a brain would understand this otherwise.

  20. The perpetrators of the crime were also drug addicts, something that can make you do crazier things than you normally would. Sheppard was just an easy robbery target, the thorough investigation brought this to light. But leave it to homosexual activists to make the death of a young man into a shameful political campaign.

  21. I agree that even when bad things happen, good can somehow come out of them. But Mr.Cathy obviously doesn’t buy into that nor wants to take the chance of ‘ Well something else good will happen ‘.

    And I am curious about Romans 8:28 where it says ‘that all things work together for good for those who love God’. That could mean that the ‘good’ that comes your way is not material things like businesses and money , but the ‘good’ is Heaven and that all your earthly endeavors still fail. Mr.Cathy seems not to want to risk losing his worldly things.Very few, if any, Christians or people of religion do actually take that risk.

  22. That your behavior is evil and immoral is an established fact. The doctrine of every major religion teaches that homosexual behavior is a sin, that it is a perversion of God’s design for human sexuality.

    One need only look at the physical structure and function of the male and female sex organs to realize they were designed to be used in a heterosexual fashion.

    Further, the large amount of medical data from sources like the Centers for Disease Control and other health organizations which shows drastically elevated risks from homosexual behavior (AIDS, other STDs, hepatitis, anal cancer, depression, substance abuse, suicide and domestic violence) should dissuade any reasonable person from this behavior.

    No, it’s not a matter of being an “old Rightwing hypocrite” or any such thing, but rather a matter of accepting the moral, scientific and clinical facts that homosexual behavior is inadvisable on any grounds.

  23. The spriit of the anti christ will be homosexual, so you can’t be Christian and homosexual.so you need to repent of your sin or you will face God’s white throne judgement.

  24. You think homosexual activists should not attack a business which adheres to Christianity and its principles. Why not ? Religion isn’t off bounds any more than any other topic. In the eyes of the Constituion, it is just as fair and just to attack religion as it is to attack one armed, activist , lesbian belly dancers.

    Remember in the U.S, ,one armed ,activist, gay ,belly dancers have the same rights as the most moral of religious people

  25. I think the human impulse to fight back is creating a problem here. Chick-fil-A is simply stating their reluctance to make a political issue of their personal and business positions. There are many devout Christians who are not political activists. They still support marriage and family, they just don’t want to get into a political fight. I don’t think that is necessarily spineless. Also, many of the commenters seem to feel that homosexuality is a “special” sin. In my understanding of sin, all are equal, and all of us are guilty. While we need to stand up for biblical truth, we also need to focus more on the log in our own eyes and less on the speck in others. It would be nice if the pro-gay-marriage crowd would do the same, but their bad behavior doesn’t excuse ours

  26. Brian: “I do think this one local Chick-fil-A was just offering a group of Christians some food for an event and no harm was done to anyone. The homosexual activists are, to me, scraping the bottom of the barrel to protest this…”

    That’s really the point, isn’t it? We can argue about Chick-Fil-A’s response all day, but the real issue comes down to: Why did homosexual activists find it necessary to protest a restaurant’s providing refreshments to a Christian marriage seminar? Do they really hate traditional marriage so much that they have to attack something so tangentially supporting of it? Sounds like a display of true colors to me. It’s no wonder CFA didn’t seem to know quite how to respond; how do you rationally answer such insanity?

  27. Christians don’t really have a choice but to be “political activists”–if they want to be obedient, that is. Christ tells us to be salt and light to a dark and decaying world (Matthew 5:13-16) and we can’t do that if we remain mum in the face of open, aggressive wickedness.

    Jesus also says in Matthew 10 that if we deny him before men, he will deny us before the Father. My implication if we don’t deny him but merely remain silent about him, maybe he’ll be mum about us before the Father. I don’t know about you, but I need the Father’s favor in a lot of ways!

    I understand what you mean about seeing homosexual behavior as a “special sin,” and appreciate that. However, in an important way, homosexual behavior really has become a “special’ sin. There are very few sins I can think of (only one or two, really) where people try to claim the sin isn’t a sin–in fact, they vehemently insist it is a wonderful thing, blessed by God which should be celebrated and recognized as completely normal and legitimate.

    Now while all sins merit Hell, and thus should be warned against, this is the only one with an active political machine which relentlessly works to promote and advance it as completely legitimate and morally upright. With that kind of propaganda machine behind it, I can see no alternative but to give it special attention commensurate with the level of its assault on normality and public morality.

    If error is not consistently and resoundingly condemned, it soon becomes accepted as legitimate.

  28. Christians don’t really have a choice but to be “political activists”–if they want to be obedient, that is. Christ tells us to be salt and light to a dark and decaying world (Matthew 5:13-16) and we can’t do that if we remain mum in the face of open, aggressive wickedness.

    Jesus also says in Matthew 10 that if we deny him before men, he will deny us before the Father. My implication if we don’t deny him but merely remain silent about him, maybe he’ll be mum about us before the Father. I don’t know about you, but I need the Father’s favor in a lot of ways!

    I understand what you mean about seeing homosexual behavior as a “special sin,” and appreciate that. However, in an important way, homosexual behavior really has become a “special’ sin. There are very few sins I can think of (only one or two, really) where people try to claim the sin isn’t a sin–in fact, they vehemently insist it is a wonderful thing, blessed by God which should be celebrated and recognized as completely normal and legitimate.

    Now while all sins merit Hell, and thus should be warned against, this is the only one with an active political machine which relentlessly works to promote and advance it as completely legitimate and morally upright. With that kind of propaganda machine behind it, I can see no alternative but to give it special attention commensurate with the level of its assault on normality and public morality.

    If error is not consistently and resoundingly condemned, it soon becomes accepted as legitimate.

  29. I believe you’re right, Debra. The Anti-Christ will epitomize the worst of the wicked degenerates that have been showcased in Scripture, and Sodom and Gomorrah were about the bottom of the barrell. (No, they weren’t just “inhospitable,” as homo-activist theology revisionists like to tell us – they were outright sexual degenerates – homosexuals.) He will set up his throne in the Temple in Jerusalem, proclaim himself “God,” and demand unwavering obescience of the inhabitants of earth.

    Thank God we will have been removed, body and soul, from this place when that happens.

  30. ” rationally answer such insanity ” DCM , I am starting to think ALL humans are insane to one degree or another

  31. This was such a well written post.

  32. This was such a well written post.